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A Companion to American Literature and Culture free pdf This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more. It demonstrates that American literature was multicultural before Europeans arrived on the continent, and even more so thereafter. It offers three distinct paradigms for thinking about American literature, focusing on: genealogies of American literary study- writers and issues- and, contemporary theories and practices. It enables students and researchers to generate richer, more varied and more comprehensive readings of American literature.

About Paul Lauter

Paul Lauter is Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has served as President of the American Studies Association (of the United States), and he is General Editor of the groundbreaking Heath Anthology of American Literature, now in its sixth edition.

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Author : Paul Lauter
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 01 April 2007
ISBN : 0631208925
EAN : 9780631208921
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 664 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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